Leanne Hodyl

Managing Director
Hodyl & Co
<p>Leanne is the founder and Managing Director of Hodyl + Co, a design and planning consultancy focused on creating cities people love. Her practice brings together design, strategic thinking and social research to shape the way that we build cities and inform public policy.</p> <p>Leanne has 20 years experience delivering urban policy and design projects critical to the future development of cities, including housing, built-form, arts and infrastructure strategies as well as architectural and public realm projects. In the past 10 years her work has focused on complex inner city and urban renewal locations including leading the Urban Design Strategy for Fishermans Bend (Australia's largest urban renewal project) and Urban Design Guidelines for Central Geelong.</p> <p>Leanne is a member of the Office of the Victoria Government Architect’s Victorian Design Review Panel and a Senior Industry Fellow with RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Leanne was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 to investigate global planning policies that shape high-rise living in central cities. This research was awarded the Victorian Planning Institute of Australia’s President’s Award for Planning Excellence in 2015. It has been pivotal in shifting policy around high-density design in central Melbourne.</p>
Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Sessional Teaching or Crits, Writing